Monthly Re-cap: January 2016

30 January 2016

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I’ve never written one of these monthly summary posts before but I enjoy reading them on other blogs, plus I figured it would allow me to document some of the things I get up to that I maybe wouldn’t dedicate an entire blog post to. Let’s see if I can keep these going throughout the year…

What’s been happening this month?

I finally got around to seeing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History museum, with 50% off the price of admission thanks to my ArtPass. The exhibition is on until 10th April so there’s still plenty of time to see it if you haven’t already, it features some incredible photography.

Lumiere London was on from 14th-17th January but to be honest I felt a little bit let down by it. Some of the displays were excellent but it was so crowded, it made it difficult to enjoy the installations, and some of the ones I went to see weren’t even working properly. There’s a similar festival every year in Sydney called Vivid Sydney and it’s so much better than Lumiere - it still gets crowded although not nearly as bad as London and the event lasts for two weeks so you have ample time to see everything. Plus it’s not nearly as cold! At least the Winter Lights festival in Canary Wharf was less crowded and a lot more enjoyable.

I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to spend a day being a tourist in London with Travelex. I crammed loads of sightseeing into one day including my first time taking a cruise down the Thames and visiting Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

Last weekend I finally got back on the bike and went on a day trip to Rochester Castle. I’m looking forward to doing more of these types of trips once all the historical sites re-open in the spring.

I also booked flights for a very exciting whirlwind trip in April but I’m keeping that destination a secret for now.

Looking ahead to February

It’s my birthday month so I’ve got a little weekend trip to Dover planned and then a week of skiing in Courchevel, France. I’m also taking a tour of Aldwych Underground Station which I booked all the way back in September! I really enjoyed the Clapham South underground tour I did last year so I’m hoping the Aldwych one will be just as good.

I hope you’ve had a great January! Do you have any exciting February plans?



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